Boasting of more than 50 sandy beaches and crystal clear oceans ideal for swimming, snorkelling or whale watching, Rottnest Island is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Australia. Being less than the crowded city of Perth, it is one of the best idyllic retreats from hectic city life. Be it hiking or wildlife spotting, Rottnest has it all. In addition, it is the home to quokkas, ever famous for posing in selfies and nicknamed the happiest animal on earth.
Ways to do tours in Rottnest Island
As there is no public transportation, there are 2 alternative modes to traverse in Rottnest Island. The first one is to hire a bike and the other is to use a hop on off tour bus. The best mode of transportation will mainly depend on what the preference is. If you are an adventure seeker, the best option is to use a bike. It will give the freedom to visit any place you like and the option to explore the island at your own pace.
If you are a family and long trips in bikes are not possible, using a tour bus is your option. Though the flexibility of using a bike is not there, you have the added advantage of a tour guide who can explain everything on your way and a tour group that you can relate with and share your experiences. And using the hop on off option, it will give you the freedom of getting off anywhere you like and enjoy the nature.
What to do on Rottnest Island
Any tour in Rottnest includes going to a beach. As there are more than 50 beaches, you will have a great probability of finding a secluded spot and enjoy the sun and the ocean breeze without any distractions. In addition, whale-watching, snorkelling, swimming, paddle boarding, and kayaking can be done while in Rottnest.